A Day in the Vineyards

This semester I am taking a Geography of Wine class.  It has been pretty interesting so far and last weekend we got to go on a field trip!  We went to four wineries in the Erie, PA area.

Our first stop was The Mazza Winery.  We got a tour, learned how they make their wine, and got to taste some too.

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This was one of my favorites of the day!

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I learned that wine grapes (the green cluster in the middle) are actually smaller than table grapes.

The next stop was Presque Isle:

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Next, was Penn Shore.  We got a behind-the-scenes tour here as well.

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Their sign was my favorite!

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Champagne room!

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Machine that puts the corks in the bottles.

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Our last stop of the day was Arrowhead.

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They even had a farmer’s market and fresh grape juice!

And a clown, who made me a little pumpkin balloon.

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All in all it was a wonderful day!  And I also learned a lot.  It was so interesting seeing with my own eyes what we had been talking about in class.  I’ve realized that a lot goes into the making of wine!

Hope you all have a great week and I hope you get a chance someday to tour the Erie wineries as well!

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